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DELMAR- Loretta J. Carney, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Born in New York City at the depth of the depression, her father died when she was just five years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family together but she too had an early death.Loretta attended Fordham University on a scholarship and earned her Master’s degree in History from Hunter College. She taught history in high schools on Long Island.During her tenure as a teacher, she was awarded several fellowships but was proudest of the Coe Fellowship in American History. She came to the State Education Department in Albany as a social studies specialist in 1969 and was later promoted to Supervisor of Secondary Education.
Albany - Phyllis Hier passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital on Tuesday, February 20,2018. Born August 21, 1929 to the late Angelina and Leonard Sileo, she lived her entire life in Albany. Always ready for a good time, Phyllis enjoyed playing darts, bowling and being around people. She was a past member of the Polish Community Center, Zaloga Post, Italian Community Center and Senior Center of Albany where she also volunteered. She currently enjoyed her Sunday breakfasts with the group from St. Francis of Assist Church and her lunches with the Birthday Club. She worked for 43 years at the NYS Taxation & Finance Department. She also volunteered at St. James/St. Francis food pantry for many years.
SLINGERLANDS- Maurice G. "Mo" Garvey 73, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at home. He is the son of the late Maurice C. and Suzanne Garvey. Born in Northampton, Mass, he was educated in Amherst and graduated from the University of Massachusetts. He was a landscape architect. Maurice was a Communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and an active Church volunteer especially with the food pantry. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, framing and the arts.
DELMAR – Victor J. Rosado, 68, died suddenly Sunday February 18, 2018 at home. Born and educated in NYC, Victor served in Vietnam as a US Marine.He had lived in Albany for the past 20 years.Victor was a volunteer at the Albany VA Hospital.
DELMAR – Peggy E. (Nutting) Reagan, 88, died Saturday, February 17, 2018 at home. Born in Albany, the daughter of the late Marion (McGraw) Philips and Alvin Nutting. She graduated from Bethlehem Central High School. Peggy along with her husband Matthew owned and operated Trinity Rock Motel in Lake George. She was a working mom long before the norm as a realtor for many years and also at various businesses in Delmar. In her later years, she worked for Catholic Charities. Peggy was a longtime communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
ALBANY- Janyce M. (Lawson) Jurcsak, 80, entered into Eternal life on Saturday, February 17th 2018 at St. Peters Hospital. Born and educated in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Bernice (Shields) Lawson. Janyce retired in 1993 from the Albany School District where she was employed as a secretary at the Street Academy of Albany.
ALBANY – Rashida John, 90, passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7 Swartson Court with her son, Ernest and daughter, Ernestina at her side and surrounded by her loving extended family.
Born, October 26, 1927 in Gillwala, Sargodha, Pakistan, she was the daughter of the late Soun Lal and Gulab Bibi. She graduated from High School in Sargodha and earned her RN degree in Lahore, Pakistan. Rashida worked as a registered nurse at Nishtar Hospital in Multan, Pakistan.
ALBANY-Santhosh Peters, 43, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, February 12, 2018. Born and educated in Bangalore, India he was the son of Kumari Peters and the late John Goves Peters. Santhosh came to the United States in December of 2004.